Southwark Park Galleries – Free Summer Film School for Young People

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Free Summer Film School for Young People / Another Place (Space is the Place)

Southwark Park Galleries - Free Summer Film School for Young People

Want to learn how to make a short film?

Are you 13-19 yrs? Learn how to use video, shoot your surroundings, and create a collage of events that interest you. Sign up to these free filmmaking workshops this summer with artist Shepherd Manyika.

Using the Afrofuturist film Space is the Place (1974) written by Sun Ra as inspiration, Shepherd will encourage you to experiment with your ideas and camera. You can work independently or as a collaboration.

You know you can also work towards your Bronze or Silver Arts Award certificate… you don’t have to spend your money, it’s on us.

Bring a friend along with you and sign up now! Email Debbie at


  • Sat 20 July: Introduction to developing an idea and how to work with the cameras
  • Sat 27 July: What do I shoot? How to develop a narrative
  • Sat 3 Aug: Bring in an object to use as part of your film -costume, clothing or piece of music – and make a response to your footage
  • Sat 10 Aug: How to edit and develop a short film using editing programmes and tools
  • Sat 17 Aug: Final edits and thinking about curation

Shepherd Manyika is a London based artist who works with mixed media. Manyika is interested in representations around the body and drawing narratives from found images, as a response to popular culture. Manyika graduated in BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s in 2011.

The Summer Film School is generously supported by the Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund.

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

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